Each year the Museum of the Everyday Life curates a show around the form, evolution and social context of an ordinary artifact. From the humble comb to the pencil, these common objects often have overlooked and under-appreciated histories. A treasure of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, the Museum of the Everyday Life is a humble and vaudevillian exposition of human curiosity and ingenuity.
Join them for the opening of their latest show about locks and keys, sure to be revelatory in many ways.
Locked down! Keyed In! Locked out! Keyed Up!
Sunday May 27th, from 3-7pm
3482 Dry Pond Rd. Glover, VT 05839
The Museum of Everyday Life announces the opening of its new exhibition, “Locked down! Keyed In! Locked out! Keyed Up!" on Sunday May 27th, from 3-7pm. With this exhibition we look at the long human relationship to the lock and key. They’ll reveal the elegance of key and lock design, and explore the philosophy and practice behind securing, safeguarding, imprisoning, escaping, and safecracking throughout the ages.
All kinds of keys and locks will be on display, in addition to their robust and ever-expanding permanent collection of everyday life objects. At the opening day celebration there will be live music and performances from itinerant puppeteer Adam Cook, local animatrix Meredith Holch and a special appearance by escape artist and circus/sideshow performer Jennifer Miller from New York City! Manifestos, snacks and beverages will be served. Admission by donation. The exhibition will be one view through the end of the year.
The Museum of Everyday Life is a self-service museum, open every day from 8am-8pm, and is located at 3482 Dry Pond Rd. (Rt. 16) in Glover, a short distance South of the Shadow Lake Rd. See www.museumofeverydaylife.org for more details or for more information contact Clare Dolan at 802-626-4409.